Sometimes it’s hard to determine what’s going on inside your furry friends. In that event, we use both Radiology and Ultrasound to help determine if there’s something serious occurring that the naked eye can’t see.
ATX Animal Clinic has a full service diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform these functions. This gives us the ability to analyze how well your pet’s internal organs are functioning. And it’s quick, because we usually have results available within 15 minutes.
If your pet’s medical issue is difficult to assess, digital radiography can be helpful. Digital radiographs are instrumental in diagnosing issues with your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, and teeth. In addition, they can also pinpoint tumors, diagnose heartworm disease, find intestinal obstructions, and much more.
In addition to digital radiography, ATX Animal Clinic also provides echocardiography and ultrasounds.
An echocardiogram is a type of sonogram that uses ultrasound techniques to take multi-dimensional images of your pet’s heart. Therefore, we get real-time pictures of the heart, which allows us to search for any types of abnormalities on both sides, as well as the heart’s valves for any regurgitation.
Ultrasounds are crucial when it comes to treating your pet for heart disease, and seeing potential problems with their internal organs. It comes in handy as we look for things like lesions, tumors and other genetic material for which we may need to do a biopsy.
We are currently offering two appointment options:
1) CURBSIDE: you may call upon arrival and a tech will meet you at your vehicle to retrieve your pet. The doctor will perform an exam and call you to discuss treatment options. Payment will be taken over the phone and your pet will be returned to you along with any medications, food, etc.
2) IN-CLINIC: you may accompany your pet into the exam room, as before. Please note that you will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. We also ask that you try as much as possible to maintain a 6 foot distance from other clients, staff, etc. All employees will be wearing masks and all techs/doctors will be wearing gloves.
If you opt for an in-clinic appointment and the lobby becomes crowded, please let the receptionist know you are present and wait outside or in your vehicle until we can get you safely into an exam room.
We are taking employee temperatures daily and asking employees who feel ill to self-isolate at home and contact their healthcare provider.
In addition to our pre-existing sanitation protocol, we are now sanitizing door knobs, pens, clip boards, etc. between each client.
We are encouraging all clients not scheduled for an appointment with the veterinarian (i.e., tech appointments, picking up meds/food, etc.) to stay in the car and call to pay over the phone. We will send someone out with the meds/food or to bring your pet inside and back out to you.
We are also now offering Saturday hours by appointment.